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If necessary, he would no doubt have summoned the praetorian cohorts to prove
that might was right, but the Senate accepted his nominee without demur. Caius
Caesar, or Caligula — as his father's soldiers had nicknamed Caligula's him ...
On the last day of 192 the praetorian prefect Aemilius Laetus and the
chamberlain Eclectus, with the collusion of Marcia (who had lost the emperor's
favour), stole a march Pertinax attempts to restore discipline. Murder of upon
Commodus by ...
After a reign of three months he was murdered by the Guards at the instigation of
Laetus (March 28, »93)- Having taught Pertinax their lesson, the praetorian
cohorts made their meaning doubly clear by their procedure in choosing his ...
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